Play of Sciography
Architecture + Design|December 2020
Project: Design Studio, Nashik, Maharashtra.Architects: Synectics Architects, Nashik, Maharashtra
Dhananjay Powar, Priyanka Pawar

At the entrance, there are engendered levels that have several elements that bring about a dramatic ambience– a mannequin, emerging out from the clay brick wall creating a sense of freedom of design (out-of-the-box thinking).

Several architectural terminologies are carved in CNC, MS materials and placed at the top of the main pathway in different calibres. These are painted in rudimental pastel colours engendering an element of the cerebrations of the mannequin (a free soul) which is protruding from the wall. The brick is withal having a 3D illusion effect. The south-facing thermally insulated clay bricks engender a play of sciography around the day time.

As one approaches towards informal waiting area, a traditional par (pavement for subsisting tree) has been placed in great pattern for a subsisting ficus glomerata tree. In short, this element serves as an informal seating for the visitors and staff. The remaining flooring pattern in the waiting area has desultory handmade tiles which altogether gives a soothing effect in this space. The subsisting tree trunks are been woven with colourful threads, which ignites the overall space accordingly.

The waiting area and the spill-over dining space for the main cabin are covered by 12mm toughened glass having a desultory leaf pattern on it. This pattern engenders a resplendent play of sciography of the leaves around the day imparting a feeling of seating underneath a tree.

Architectural typography with all the inspirational quotes cognate to art and architecture is carved out on an 8mm thick MS sheet and juxtaposes in such a way that it projects a beautiful and artistic partition between the informal waiting and the main cabin spill-over space. The partition has sundry layers that give a three-dimensional effect to the overall two-dimensional composition. At times it acts as an inspirational wall in the waiting area.

The main entrance door is approached by the ghat pattern stairs which are perpetuated from the entrance gate. The front facade has a colourful stain glass divest which invites the daylight inside and artificial lighting at night outside engendering a dramatic play of light and shadow inside and outside. Here, the main door has rudimental wooden divest carving with a rustic bamboo handle giving an exordium of beauty in minimalism.

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